The Irish Council Against Blood Sports has filmed more scenes of appalling cruelty to animal at the JP McManus-sponsored Irish Cup coursing meeting at Limerick Racecourse.
Over the weekend, 23-24 February, ICABS captured scenes of hares being hit and severely mauled by greyhounds. One hare could be clearly heard crying out twice when hit by the dogs.
After watching our latest video evidence, please respond to our urgent action alerts below. Thank you.
Contact Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney and demand that the exemptions for coursing and hunting be removed from the Animal Health and Welfare Bill 2012.
Minister Simon Coveney
Department of Agriculture
Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: 01-607 2884 or LoCall 1890-200510.
Fax: 01-661 1013.
Ask Limerick Racecourse to stop hosting hare coursing.
Telephone: +353 (0)61 320000
Fax: +353 (0)61 355766
Urgently contact An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and An Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore. Ask them to show compassion for wildlife and introduce an immediate ban on bloodsports.
An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny
Department of the Taoiseach,
An Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore
Office of the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,
Tel: 01 6183566 (Dail) or 01 408 2000 (Iveagh House)
Contact all your local TDs now. Demand that they urgently push for bans on coursing and foxhunting.
If you prefer to post a letter to your TDs, address your correspondence to:
Please also arrange a meeting with your TDs at their local clinics. Contact us for details.